High Desert Gold Corporation
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High Desert Gold Corporation

July 02, 2009 11:42 ET

High Desert Gold Announces Positive Gold Results From a Soil Geochemical Survey at Artillery Peak, Arizona

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) - High Desert Gold Corporation ("HDG" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:HDG)(TSX VENTURE:HDG.WT) announces the results from the initial soil sampling program at its Artillery Peak high grade gold property. The soil program demonstrates continuity along strike and indicates the potential width of the system. Gold values in soils ran as high as 0.381 grams per tonne (g/t) and defined an open-ended zone, 700 metres along strike with widths varying from 100 to 350 metres. The soil survey consisted on 127 soil sample assays from which values ranged from less than 0.005-0.381 g/t gold.

Within this soil anomaly, rock chip sampling of the vein material gave very positive results. There were 160 rock chip samples collected in total. Gold is found within numerous quartz veins controlled by a northwest trending structural corridor. The veins range from 5 centimetres to more than 1 metre in width and commonly occur in parallel swarms. Veins consistently contain high-grade gold values over the 700 metre strike length of the system with values greater than 10 g/t being common and high values of up to 134 g/t (3.9 oz/ton). Sampling has demonstrated that gold mineralization extends out into the granitic wall rocks away from the veins, with gold values from altered, hematite stained, granite ranging as high as 2.09 g/t over 2.1 metres. The vein system which is associated with a low angle structure potentially of the "Sonora Gold Belt" type is within Precambrian granite.

The following table shows some representative results from both the vein and wall rock sampling conducted to date. Plans are to continue the rock chip sampling and complete the detailed mapping of the multiple vein structures.

Summary of Selected Rock Chip Samples Artillery Peak Project



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Sample Number(i) Sample Length Description Gold
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Vein Sampling
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ART 6 1.5 Silica Breccia and Quartz Vein 25.45
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ART 7 1.5 Small Sheeted Veins in Granite 7.51
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ART 10 4.6 Sheeted Quartz Veins 52.3
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4 Small Stacked
ART 18 1.5 Quartz Veins in Granite 3.68
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Multiple Stacked
ART 19 1.8 Quartz Veins in Granite 6.43
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Multiple Stacked
ART 21 1.5 Quartz Veins in Granite 14.25
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ART 22 1.5 Quartz Vein 12.3
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ART 23 1.0 Quartz Vein in Granite 1.18
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ART 37 1.5 2 Veins 0.5 feet thick in Granite 15.5
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ART 39 Grab Quartz Vein 28.1
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ART 41 0.9 Quartz Vein 3.23
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ART 48 Grab Quartz Vein 56.5
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ART 60 0.3 Quartz Vein 13.3
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ART 61 3.1 Quartz Vein 14.75
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ART 84 Grab From Vein in Workings 67.8
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ART 124 Grab Quartz Vein Breccia Float 134.0
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ART 125 Grab Quartz Vein Breccia 9.99
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143243 0.6 Quartz Vein 3.18
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143244 0.6 Quartz Vein 11.9
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143245 0.9 Quartz Vein 6.07
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143247 1.2 Quartz Vein 0.3
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143248 0.5 Quartz Vein 7.02
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143249 0.6 Quartz Vein 1.53
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143250 0.6 Granite with Quartz Vein 8.12
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143251 0.6 Quartz Vein 5.4
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Wall rock
sampling
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ART 4 1.5 Granitic Wall Rock Brecciated 1.25
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ART 16 1.8 Breccia Zone in Granite 1.92
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ART 30 2.1 Granite within Vein Zone 1.51
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ART 31 1.5 Granite wall rock 1.72
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143241 1.8 Granite Footwall to Quartz Vein 2.99
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143246 1.8 Granite 0.11
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143252 1.5 Granite with Minor Vein material 5.84
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143253 0.8 Granite 0.9
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143254 1.8 Granite with Minor Vein material 1.24
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143255 2.1 Granite with Minor Vein material 2.09
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(i) The ART samples were not collected under Company supervision and though
the Company has the assay sheets and believes the results to be
representative, the Company is not relying on these results.


The samples were assayed by ALS Chemex, an ISO2000 laboratory, in Reno, Nevada, using the Au-AA23 method which consists of a 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish.

HDG will be completing the sampling program on the Artillery Peak project in the coming months and will actively seek a joint venture partner once those results have been analyzed. The Company is also showing both its Canasta Dorada and Gold Lake properties to interested parties for potential joint ventures.

The Qualified Person on the Artillery Peak property is Randall Moore, Executive Vice President of Exploration, HDG and he has reviewed and approved the content of this press release.

The Company is a mineral exploration company that acquires and explores mineral properties, primarily gold, copper and silver, in North America. The two major properties held by HDG are the Canasta Dorada gold property in Sonora, Mexico, and the Gold Lake porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum property in New Mexico. The Company is seeking partners for these projects as well as the Kinkaid project located in Mineral County, Nevada.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "should," "estimates," "expects," "believes," "indicates," "targeting," "suggests," "potential," "interpretation" and similar expressions. Information concerning the interpretation of soil and rock chip samples also may be considered forward-looking statements, as such information constitutes a prediction of what geochemistry, structural features and mineralization might be found to be present if and when a project is actually developed. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Actual results may materially differ from expectations, if known and unknown risks or uncertainties affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate. Except as required by law, HDG assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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